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Dr. Christian George Drehsen, M.D.

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Christian George Drehsen M.D. is a top Plastic Surgeon in Clearwater, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Christian George Drehsen M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Christian George Drehsen M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Christian George Drehsen M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Clearwater, FL, Dr. Christian George Drehsen M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
49 years Experience
Dr. Christian George Drehsen, M.D.
  • Saint Petersburg, FL
  • UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES ,BRUXELLES,BE
  • Accepting new patients

My son had a botched circumcision. Does he need plastic surgery?

A pediatric urologist or a pediatric plastic surgeon would be fine and important to see at his age.

What treatment should I have to remove my stitch marks?

Big sutures marks or cross hatching, stippling, etc., can look like a permanent stepladder scar. The treatment could be a trial with Co2 laser to hopefully blend in the scars or READ MORE
Big sutures marks or cross hatching, stippling, etc., can look like a permanent stepladder scar. The treatment could be a trial with Co2 laser to hopefully blend in the scars or marks. If not successful or sufficiently satisfactory, a complete removal (full scar revision) of the entire marked areas and resuturing with buried sutures (intradermal sutures) might be the preferred option.

Does a hair transplant require invasive surgery?

It's a small procedure done under local anesthesia, lengthy, but not painful and hardly more "invasive" than dental work.

What is a mommy makeover?

Mommy makeover is not a procedure per se, but truly a generic term that addresses the correction of some or all detrimental body changes after a full pregnancy. Most often, it READ MORE
Mommy makeover is not a procedure per se, but truly a generic term that addresses the correction of some or all detrimental body changes after a full pregnancy. Most often, it means correction of midrift changes, encompassing mostly a tummy tuck with possible adjacent liposuctions and/or breast augmentation or lifts as required to return a mom to a fit and sexy look. Obviously, cost will vary with the number and extent of the procedures requested. Another factor is time out of work or recovery, home help, operative risks, general health condition, weight range, etc., which are factors important in considering a single versus a group of procedures. Choosing an experienced board certified plastic surgeon is very important as the risk of these procedures in un-trained or inexperienced hands can be substantial. Do your homework!

Can plastic surgery change the entire shape of my nose?

As in everything cosmetic,100% correction is rare to obtain, especially when unknown damage has occurred and some structures might be too damaged to be fully repaired. Estimating READ MORE
As in everything cosmetic,100% correction is rare to obtain, especially when unknown damage has occurred and some structures might be too damaged to be fully repaired. Estimating the success of a full correction can be reasonably estimated by an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon.

How do I know if I have a deviated septum? Will I need surgery?

A deviated septum can often be visible externally and only produces a cosmetically unacceptable deviation of the entire nose. Sometimes the deviation can only be seen internally READ MORE
A deviated septum can often be visible externally and only produces a cosmetically unacceptable deviation of the entire nose. Sometimes the deviation can only be seen internally and will only require surgery if it significantly decreases or blocks the airflow through 1 or 2 nostrils.

Is a butt lift safe and all it's made out to be?

Butt lifts have gotten some bleak marks recently in view of a string of deaths in areas where the procedure is very popular like Miami, Fla. Certainly alarming indeed, as these READ MORE
Butt lifts have gotten some bleak marks recently in view of a string of deaths in areas where the procedure is very popular like Miami, Fla. Certainly alarming indeed, as these procedures have gained greatly in popularity, especially among the younger generation. Excessive amounts of fat injected too deep in the buttocks combined possibly with the sketchy training of some poorly trained, self-styled plastic surgeons. A wide investigation is ongoing. Discount surgeries and surgeons can be a very poor choice for your cosmetic surgery procedures!

What is the treatment for wrinkles?

As we age, the quality of our supporting tissues diminishes as the elastic fibers diminish or degrade. This degradation is especially visible in the facial skin, where loss of READ MORE
As we age, the quality of our supporting tissues diminishes as the elastic fibers diminish or degrade. This degradation is especially visible in the facial skin, where loss of elasticity translates into wrinkles as the face changes its expressions. While genetics is a big factor, sun exposure is definitely the most common exteriorly aggravating factor, especially in the lighter skin tones that are less protected by melanin. Prevention is important with sunscreen for outdoor situations coupled with early preventative treatments such as the Zo Skin Health system aimed at stimulating skin renewal, along with pigment control. These measures are certainly a habit to develop early for their long-term benefits.

Is liposuction a permanent treatment?

Often, liposuction is performed during a tummy tuck as the surgeon also removes some deep fat if needed to improve the new contour (to avoid 2 procedures). It can also be used READ MORE
Often, liposuction is performed during a tummy tuck as the surgeon also removes some deep fat if needed to improve the new contour (to avoid 2 procedures). It can also be used to slim even more the tummy fat layer if it wasn't sufficiently done or couldn't be done during the original procedure. Liposuction provides a permanent fat reduction, but as in any other part of the body, the fat layer can increase to variable degrees with substantial weight gains.The best advice is to do Lipo when you are comfortable with your weight to avoid disappointments.

How do I prepare my body before undergoing liposuction?

Be comfortable with your weight to make it easier for you to maintain it. With a stable weight, your results will be permanent. Reducing local excess fat or rolls is the main purpose READ MORE
Be comfortable with your weight to make it easier for you to maintain it. With a stable weight, your results will be permanent. Reducing local excess fat or rolls is the main purpose of liposuction, not weight loss!

Can plastic surgery put one at a risk of nerve damage?

Too large an implant and its necessary pocket creation, the higher the risk of reducing nipple sensation by damaging the sensory nerve along the rib cage and side of the breast. READ MORE
Too large an implant and its necessary pocket creation, the higher the risk of reducing nipple sensation by damaging the sensory nerve along the rib cage and side of the breast. Rely on the experience and board qualification of your plastic surgeon!

What are the risk factor associated with a plastic surgery?

as for any surgery there are some risks that you will sign on in your surgery consent ,declarinng that you understand and accept them .Despite our best efforts ovr the READ MORE
as for any surgery there are some risks that you will sign on in your surgery consent ,declarinng that you understand and accept them
.Despite our best efforts ovr the last 50 or so years breast implants main complication (a nuisance more than a true risk) is "capsular conracture" which is a reaction of your body to your implant that results in a thighter envelopping layer , lining up the pocket around th implant and making it feell firmer >It may even affect its shape and sometimes become uncomfortable .While some improvements have appeared over the years we have not been able to eliminate this risk completely remaining at 3 to 5%.Seriou complicatrions are very rare for the right patient and technique and also with properly trained plastic surgeon ..

Can liposuction work for diabetic patients?

There are no specific added risk for liposuction in diabetics On the contrary ,removal of excess abdominal fat especially in the tummy area has been associate with better READ MORE
There are no specific added risk for liposuction in diabetics
On the contrary ,removal of excess abdominal fat especially in the tummy area has been associate with better insulin control !

Will my diabetes hinder my lip surgery?

As long as you diabetes is controlled there is no added risks for facial plastic surgery on diabetic patients

If my nose surgery goes wrong, can It be corrected?

Well, a careful review of your surgeon before and after results and his reputation as a plastic surgeon doing aesthetic work is a good preliminary precaution. During your initial READ MORE
Well, a careful review of your surgeon before and after results and his reputation as a plastic surgeon doing aesthetic work is a good preliminary precaution. During your initial visit, I believe that a computer rendering of your possible results are quite important. Computer imaging is indeed an excellent way to visualize the artistic sense of your surgeon, and it will provide a surgical plan that you and your surgeon can agree to and also addresses your specific complaints and condition. No aesthetic result can be 100% guaranteed, but a good understanding of the plan is certainly a safe way to maximize your satisfaction. Minor corrections can occasionally be needed. You should inquire about your surgeon's policy regarding secondary corrections as a delay of 1 year or more is usual for nose revisions!

What should I do to prevent an infection after plastic surgery?

In general, infections after facial and nose surgeries are very rare and, when they occur, are not usually a serious health issue (in my experience of over one thousand cases, READ MORE
In general, infections after facial and nose surgeries are very rare and, when they occur, are not usually a serious health issue (in my experience of over one thousand cases, less than a handful have occurred beyond some simple suture infection). My usual preventive precaution is to apply mucopyrocin ointment in both ear canals and nostrils twice a day for 3 days prior to surgery (as one might harbor without symptoms strains of staph aureus and mersa). Face and hairs are washed with shampoo and chlorexidine for 2 days prior to surgery. Antibiotics are usually injected at the beginning of surgery and are rarely given afterwards unless some implants or grafts are performed. Nasal saline spray to rinse the nasal passages followed with application of same antibiotic ointment should help as well as keeping the nasal passages clean and reducing the inflammation after surgery. Active acne and/or viral outbreak should be controlled prior to surgery.

Can I undergo surgery with diabetes?

Reassure yourself, well-controlled diabetes is not an obstacle to cosmetic surgeries, especially in the face. Difficulties healing could be more likely in the lower limbs where READ MORE
Reassure yourself, well-controlled diabetes is not an obstacle to cosmetic surgeries, especially in the face. Difficulties healing could be more likely in the lower limbs where some decreased circulation could be present. I have performed dozens of surgeries on the face, breasts, and tummies on diabetics without complications.

Christian Drehsen, MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

What are the risks involved with a plastic surgery procedure?

While there are some risks to any procedure (even non-invasive), proper training, including board certification in plastic surgery, combined with experience in cosmetic surgery READ MORE
While there are some risks to any procedure (even non-invasive), proper training, including board certification in plastic surgery, combined with experience in cosmetic surgery are the best precautions for a patient to limit risks to a minimum, and if ever some complication should occur, obtain the best possible outcome for its correction.
A common problem is the patient's confusion regarding the type of treatment that would benefit them the most. Clearly defining an attainable goal and the true benefits of a given procedure require the advice of an unconditionally honest, skilled, and knowledgeable plastic surgeon well-versed in the specific conditions and the variety of treatment options best suited to guarantee the best chances of success. Do your homework in the education and review of plenty of results from any "plastic surgeon" prior to engaging in a procedure!

Christian Drehsen